On bugs and docs

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 11:46:45 CDT 2007

On 3/20/07, Tom Spear <speeddymon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/20/07, Jan Zerebecki <jan.wine at zerebecki.de> wrote:
> > Yea it would be good to collect information on winehq.org and not
> > scatter it all over the web. I think there are all the (web)tools
> > on winehq.org one needs for that, or is anyone missing something?
> > (Other than that the bugzilla could really use an upgrade.)
> >
> > Bugzilla queries are just a URL and it remains valid. So there is
> > not much advantage to having a bug, right? But using components
> > and keywords (in newer bugzillas there are even more ways to
> > classify bugs) has the advantage that a change only triggers one
> > change-mail. If the current components are not fain grained
> > enough, we can always add more (and change the current ones).
> >
> > BTW. I think the current component descriptions need to be
> > enhanced, we should at least assign each .dll to one component
> > (would make it much more obvious what should go where).
> >
> I tend to agree on both parts.  Bugzilla does need an upgrade, but the
> problems are that we have no test server to make sure it will go
> without hiccups, at least not to my knowledge, and that with the last
> upgrade wiping out 3/4 of the tables of the bug comments, Jeremy is a
> bit wary of fixing something that isnt 100% broken, which I don't
> blame him for.
> However, the components could use a major revamping and should be
> fairly trivial.  However I think that one component for each dll might
> be a bit much..  Maybe narrow the dll's down to categories such as
> wine-common-controls, and wine-riched..

No, we had vague components before, and they're not useful.  We need a
component per dll.  I don't think we should add them all right now,
but when we have a bug report for a bug in a particular dll that isn't
a component yet, the component should be added (by request).

> My 2 biggest problems honestly are with the components we do have and
> with the search page.  If we could fix the components it would be
> _much_ easier..  AFAIK there isnt much that can be done to the search
> page on wine's end, all changes would have to go in at the mozilla
> bugzilla tree.

What's wrong with the components (besides the possible lack of
components for some dlls) and the search page?

James Hawkins

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